Ḳalʿat Huwwāra
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, a town in Algeria in the wilāya of Mostaganem, a dāʾira of Ig̲h̲il Izane (Relizane), about 30 km. north-east of Mascara, on the Wādī Ḳalʿa. Population: 12,332 (1966 census). This Ḳalʿa was founded in the 6th/12th century by a chieftain of the Hawwāra, Muḥammad b. Isḥāḳ. About a century later, the Hawwāra [q.v.] were supplanted by a tribe from the D̲j̲abal ʿAmūr, the Banū Rās̲h̲id. The town came under the rule of the Banū ʿAbd al-Wād, and following them under the Marīnids and then the Turks; it was at this period that Leo Africanus described it a…

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Tourneau, R. le, “Ḳalʿat Huwwāra”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3815>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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